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indexing – Excel: Search column for specified value, return value in same row different column

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

here’s my problem:

I have a system-generated report that I can update easily. However, the report is very long and complex and I’m trying to use the complex report to consolidate it to a simpler summary report.

My system outputs a list of items sold with invoice number references and paid/unpaid status. It does not give me a clear list of invoices. What I need is to take the long list and make a short list of invoices with paid/unpaid status.

Example:
Sheet “Detail”

Detail

Sheet “Summary”

Summary

So what’s needed is for a formula to look up invoices in the Detail sheet that match values in Column A on the summary sheet and return the status into column B. I will also need the same or similar formula to return the total amount of the invoice into column C
This should be such a simple fix yet here I am going crazy…

How to&Answers:

Have you tried VLOOKUP, e.g. in B2 on summary sheet

=VLOOKUP(A2,Detail!A:E,4,0)

That will give you the fourth column data from the relevant row (i.e. the Status). for the amount you want column 5 so change that to this formula in C2

=VLOOKUP(A2,Detail!A:E,5,0)

copy both formulas as far cown the columns as required….

From your comment it seems that you want to sum possibly several amounts for the second formula….so use SUMIF to do that, i.e.

=SUMIF(Detail!A:A,A2,Detail!E:E)

Answer:

The second part of the question requires a SUMIF or SUMIFS formula. For the simplified example I listed here, the formula is:

=SUMIF('Detail'!A:A,A2,'Detail'!E:E)

My actual problem required a SUMIFS formula since I had repeating items on the same invoice (think of it as 5 line items of “tire” instead of 1) and I needed to add a by-invoice-by-item summary.